Provide the ability to turn backups on or off after a droplet has been created
Currently if a droplet is created without automatic backups enabled, the option to backup that droplet becomes unavailable. This should be something we can turn on and off at any time.
I'd like to see an easy way to enable backups from the control panel...
keep a buton to reenable backups
You should give a warning to users when creating a new droplet that backups cannot be enabled after a droplet has been created.
Gavin Botica commented
I agree that this should be user controllable -- however, I opened a ticket with DO support to reserve my IP while I recreated my droplet in order to enable backups and I was told that while this is not possible in the DO control panel, DO support can do it from their end -- they enabled backups on my droplet immediately -- didn't even need to power down.
You must be kidding.
The backups started having problems. So I disabled them assuming I could enable them again.
There wasn't even a warning that this would kill all backups.
Alex Bass commented
Must required feature. I am currently in this situation and accidently disabled the backups :(
This is actually a joke... Good by DO, wish you lots of luck.
It is stunning that we can't enable this on an existing droplet. This really needs addressing.
Also, backups can't be downloaded? Your backup system needs serious work.
Yes, please implement :-)
Terence Milbourn commented
This a bummer and needs fixing pronto!
Krish Muruga commented
This is a very serious limitation. I was all excited by your offering but this shortcoming is a downer.
steven stern commented
Craig Wong commented
Yes, this is a very important function for user experience!
David Middleton commented
Please guys, this really is needed.
Not just be able to turn it on off but also have a schedule, instead of "periodic" backups we should be able to choose daily, weekly, or monthly. For me I only need weekly, and it would be nice to know that it's backed up ever Sunday rather than have it be random and not know whether to panic or not when something goes wrong.
Richard Holmes commented
Very disappointed to find this out now. It should be made very clear when creating a droplet that the backup option is a once in a droplet opportunity not to be missed! Please add this option soon!
Iago Melanias commented
Extremely important and useful.
yes please, +100
Ciro Feitosa commented
Extremely important! +3!
Mehdi Hasan commented
This is a must have for many of our use cases. Please do it!
Would really like this feature...
Must have option